The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSun, 23 Nov 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngBankruptcy lawyers are a curious bunch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bankruptcy-lawyers-are-a-curious-bunch-99408549/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/curious.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bankruptcy lawyers display a higher level of curiosity than other lawyers whilst baby boomers are more extraverted than Gen X.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bankruptcy-lawyers-are-a-curious-bunch-99408549/Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:11Sophisticated consumers changing law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sophisticated-consumers-changing-law-firms-95897413/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/technology5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Consumers are narrowing the knowledge gap with lawyers and accessing information more 'than ever before', according to Jordan Furlong, a consultant at Edge International.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sophisticated-consumers-changing-law-firms-95897413/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Dispute resolution in Guernsey<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dispute-resolution-in-guernsey-26532105/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/guernsey.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a decade at the helm of dispute resolution in Guernsey, Simon Davies and Mathew Newman discuss the main trends of the past ten years in the field of litigation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dispute-resolution-in-guernsey-26532105/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Uber brings in Hogan Lovells to tackle privacy issues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uber-brings-in-hogan-lovells-to-tackle-privacy-issues-57220148/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/uber.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a torrid week of privacy issues for Uber, the company has turned to Hogan Lovells for advice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uber-brings-in-hogan-lovells-to-tackle-privacy-issues-57220148/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11EY launches white collar prosecution team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-launches-white-collar-prosecution-team-15586803/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fraud9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Big Four accountancy giant has set up a 20-strong team to work alongside law firms in the private prosecution of fraud cases for businesses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-launches-white-collar-prosecution-team-15586803/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Crowdfunding site unveiled for lawsuits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/crowdfunding-site-unveiled-for-lawsuits-78309538/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/crowdfunding.jpg' border='0'/></a>A website has been launched to link accredited investors with plaintiffs in commercial suits worth between US$10m and $40m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/crowdfunding-site-unveiled-for-lawsuits-78309538/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Top marks go to 89 firms on LGBT treatment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-marks-go-to-89-firms-on-lgbt-treatment-28488669/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/freedom flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>Akin Gump, Baker & McKenzie, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Dentons US are among the firms receiving perfect scores this year from the US's Human Rights Campaign Foundation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-marks-go-to-89-firms-on-lgbt-treatment-28488669/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Collyer Bristow repays &pound;24m over Rangers FC advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/collyer-bristow-repays-24m-over-rangers-fc-advice-16332620/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rangers.jpg' border='0'/></a>The liquidators for Scottish football club Rangers have confirmed a payment from lawyers Collyer Bristow of fees they were paid after the controversial 2011 take-over of the club.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/collyer-bristow-repays-24m-over-rangers-fc-advice-16332620/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11Chicago firm sued in relation to spoofing probe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chicago-firm-sued-in-relation-to-spoofing-probe-44792164/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/commodities.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago law firm Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona is being sued by the director of a former client for failing to advise him of 'the nature and extent of trading violations' in relation to the commodities market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chicago-firm-sued-in-relation-to-spoofing-probe-44792164/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11Eversheds seeks US merger partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eversheds-seeks-us-merger-partner-931840/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Eversheds leadership is actively seeking a merger partner in the US after its partnership voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eversheds-seeks-us-merger-partner-931840/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11Reports of layoffs at Bingham services centre<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reports-of-layoffs-at-bingham-services-centre-12738137/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kentucky1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some employees at the Bingham McCutchen global services centre in Kentucky are said to be leaving work tomorrow after a report stated that redundancy notices have been handed out.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reports-of-layoffs-at-bingham-services-centre-12738137/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-44500915/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/john lewis.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-44500915/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11Litigation finance on the rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/litigation-finance-on-the-rise-60845176/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars24.jpg' border='0'/></a>The use of litigation funding has doubled in the last year amongst general counsel and chief financial officers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/litigation-finance-on-the-rise-60845176/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11International concerns loom for US Southeastern companies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/international-concerns-loom-for-us-southeastern-companies-3189762/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/US8.jpg' border='0'/></a>International expansion is high on the agenda for companies in the American south.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/international-concerns-loom-for-us-southeastern-companies-3189762/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11JP Morgan launches panel review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/jp-morgan-launches-panel-review-92526391/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jp morgan5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The bank is demanding a cut in fees from existing law firms before they get to the next stage.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/jp-morgan-launches-panel-review-92526391/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11Wachtel Lipton benefits from takeover boom<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/wachtel-lipton-benefits-from-takeover-boom-95988739/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oil12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Wachtel Lipton is involved in both of the mega deals announced this week - from oilfield services buyers Actavis and Halliburton - on what was the biggest single day for M&A takeover values announced in 16 years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/wachtel-lipton-benefits-from-takeover-boom-95988739/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Hours rise in US firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hours-rise-in-us-firms-65302914/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Both billable and unbillable hours rose in Q3 of 2014, according to a survey by the Law Firm Group of Citi Private Bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hours-rise-in-us-firms-65302914/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Fifa lawyer's report to go to Swiss prosecutor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-lawyers-report-to-go-to-swiss-prosecutor-38079122/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cup1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The controversial, unpublished 350-page report by a US Fifa lawyer is to be presented to Swiss prosecutors who have received a criminal complaint over the World Cup bidding process.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-lawyers-report-to-go-to-swiss-prosecutor-38079122/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:11A&O lays off four associates in Moscow<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-lays-off-four-associates-in-moscow-8625416/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mos11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy has reduced the size of its capital markets team in Russia after international sanctions to the country hit the firm's workload.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-lays-off-four-associates-in-moscow-8625416/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:11Chairman departs listed law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chairman-departs-listed-law-firm-25548821/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Share1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Rob Terry, chairman of Quindell, has been ejected as chair of the insurance claims law firm after months of controversy and the loss of &pound;2b in market value since April.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chairman-departs-listed-law-firm-25548821/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Half of law firms use predictive coding<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/half-of-law-firms-use-predictive-coding-27052296/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pred1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly half (47%) of law firms surveyed by ediscovery specialists Kroll Ontrack have used predictive coding in at least one matter in 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/half-of-law-firms-use-predictive-coding-27052296/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Jackson Lewis to assess lawyers on efficiency<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jackson-lewis-to-assess-lawyers-on-efficiency-81925247/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/eff1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 780-lawyer firm Jackson Lewis is to evaluate its 300 associates on the basis of efficiency, client service and other measures rather than for hours billed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jackson-lewis-to-assess-lawyers-on-efficiency-81925247/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Quarter of UK top 250 consider external investors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quarter-of-uk-top-250-consider-external-investors-43802693/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Invest11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly one in four of the larger tier of practices are considering seeking external investment - with many thinking of raising equity of between &pound;5m and &pound;20m this way.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quarter-of-uk-top-250-consider-external-investors-43802693/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:11California State Bar sued by former head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-state-bar-sued-by-former-head-16576025/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cal111.jpg' border='0'/></a>The State Bar of California is fighting back against allegations from its former executive director that he was fired for whistleblowing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-state-bar-sued-by-former-head-16576025/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Top Irish firms double in size<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-irish-firms-double-in-size-71835744/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dub121.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ireland's largest 15 law firms have more than doubled in size since 2007 - but other parts of the legal profession have been hit by the downturn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-irish-firms-double-in-size-71835744/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Lawyers caught in the crossfire over tax disclosure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-caught-in-the-crossfire-over-tax-disclosure-98089083/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lon13.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK lawyers are increasingly being pressured to provide information which could incriminate clients, according to a UK law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-caught-in-the-crossfire-over-tax-disclosure-98089083/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Law student convicted over bomb-making manual<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-student-convicted-over-bomb-making-manual-22635761/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/old111.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Turkish-born, London-based law student has been revealed as the defendant in a secret trial at London's Old Bailey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-student-convicted-over-bomb-making-manual-22635761/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Listed law firm loses broker<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/listed-law-firm-loses-broker-59186603/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sha121.jpg' border='0'/></a>Quindell, the law firm listed on the London AIM market, has lost its broker and now faces calls for an investigation for not disclosing that fact.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/listed-law-firm-loses-broker-59186603/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Simmons re-elects managing partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-re-elects-managing-partner-77848700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/afr121.jpg' border='0'/></a>Simmons & Simmons has re-elected its former finance head, Jeremy Hoyland, as its managing partner for a second term of four years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-re-elects-managing-partner-77848700/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Morgan Lewis cherry picks 227 Bingham partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/morgan-lewis-cherry-picks-227-bingham-partners-32790825/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bost11.jpg' border='0'/></a>What was believed to have been a giant merger between Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen has become the mass hire of 227 parters from Bingham.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/morgan-lewis-cherry-picks-227-bingham-partners-32790825/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Europe fuels Baker M&A in Latin America<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/europe-fuels-baker-ma-in-latin-america-44241433/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rio111.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 42 per cent of the M&A deals that Baker & McKenzie worked on in H1 2014 in Latin America came from Europe - while fewer deals, 34 per cent in total, came from the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/europe-fuels-baker-ma-in-latin-america-44241433/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Confidence soars among UK law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/confidence-soars-among-uk-law-firms-98559008/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mergers3.jpg' border='0'/></a>An eight-year high in optimism levels has been reached in the UK where 96 per cent of respondents to the Smith & Williamson survey say they are confident about the next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/confidence-soars-among-uk-law-firms-98559008/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Clayton Utz loses three partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clayton-utz-loses-three-partners-99199648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Perth2.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Elliott, Clayton Utz's former head of M&A is joining Norton Rose Fulbright and David Stammers, former head of private equity, is joining Ashurst.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clayton-utz-loses-three-partners-99199648/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Fifa lawyers dispute on World Cup - building up over weeks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fifa-lawyers-dispute-on-world-cup---building-up-over-weeks-49927291/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/world cup1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The fall out between the two top Fifa lawyers over the report on the bidding process for the World Cup has been obvious to see, according to another specialist on corruption in sport.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fifa-lawyers-dispute-on-world-cup---building-up-over-weeks-49927291/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Napoli Bern accused of Ground Zero $36m overcharge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/napoli-bern-accused-of-ground-zero-$36m-overcharge-13009415/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ground zero.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading personal injury New York law firm Napoli Bern has appeared before an arbitration panel, accused of overcharging by some US$36m in relation to 9/11.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/napoli-bern-accused-of-ground-zero-$36m-overcharge-13009415/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Morgan Lewis & Bingham merger to go ahead<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis--bingham-merger-to-go-ahead-2575322/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/philadelphia2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The December merger of Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen will create a firm with nearly 2,000 lawyers despite the departure of some lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis--bingham-merger-to-go-ahead-2575322/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Fifa lawyer furious over World Cup report<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-lawyer-furious-over-world-cup-report-52218443/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wor11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael J Garcia, the US lawyer, author of a long report on the World Cup bidding process, has reacted with outrage that it has been suppressed and that an 'erroneous' summary has come out.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-lawyer-furious-over-world-cup-report-52218443/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11G20 tax agreement unlikely to deter multi-nationals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/g20-tax-agreement-unlikely-to-deter-multi-nationals-45692658/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bris1.jpg' border='0'/></a>International tax specialists will be watching this weekend's G20 summit in Brisbane with interest but the expected tax avoidance agreement is unlikely to stifle their creativity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/g20-tax-agreement-unlikely-to-deter-multi-nationals-45692658/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11A third of in-house legal teams plan to increase budgets<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/a-third-of-in-house-legal-teams-plan-to-increase-budgets-65850379/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bus11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Although the top aim of 61% of in-house legal teams is to cut the amount they spend on external lawyers, some 32% expect to increase their budgets in the next 12 months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/a-third-of-in-house-legal-teams-plan-to-increase-budgets-65850379/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Edwards Wildman loses Hong Kong founding partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/edwards-wildman-loses-hong-kong-founding-partner-11470559/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hon14.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a string of partner departures in London, Edwards Wildman Palmer is losing Martin Lister, the insurance partner who set up its Hong Kong office in 2006.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/edwards-wildman-loses-hong-kong-founding-partner-11470559/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Women account for 6 out of 10 younger Scottish lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/women-account-for-6-out-of-10-younger-scottish-lawyers-49015016/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wom12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal profession is becoming more female in some countries, with women making up 61% of Scottish lawyers under the age of 45.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/women-account-for-6-out-of-10-younger-scottish-lawyers-49015016/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Racial discrimination widespread in Canada legal sector<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/racial-discrimination-widespread-in-canada-legal-sector-80046243/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dis11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Despite a marked growth in numbers of black and other minority lawyers, discrimination is still rife, according to a report from the Law Society of Upper Canada.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/racial-discrimination-widespread-in-canada-legal-sector-80046243/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Uncertainty over US$2b Bingham-Morgan Lewis merger votes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uncertainty-over-us$2b-bingham-morgan-lewis-merger-votes-60273079/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Phi12.jpg' border='0'/></a>A week after the original deadline to decide whether a merger should go ahead between Bingham McCutchen and Morgan Lewis & Bockius there are suggestions that Bingham has voted yes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uncertainty-over-us$2b-bingham-morgan-lewis-merger-votes-60273079/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11PI firms warned of action by cannibal lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pi-firms-warned-of-action-by-cannibal-lawyers-16981302/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Neg1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A growing trend to cut the corner on personal injury work in the UK is leading to the phenomenon of 'cannibal law firms' which encourage clients to sue their former lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pi-firms-warned-of-action-by-cannibal-lawyers-16981302/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Lawyers played central role in US$3.4b bank fine procedures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-played-central-role-in-us$34b-bank-fine-procedures-11161725/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UBS11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are starting to question the pragmatic procedures used by regulators after US$3.4b fines were handed out to Citigroup, JP Morgan, RBS, HSBC and UBS over the rigging of Forex.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-played-central-role-in-us$34b-bank-fine-procedures-11161725/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Simmons takes on Africa strategist from Dentons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-takes-on-africa-strategist-from-dentons-95009560/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Afr11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A day after it was revealed that Paul Bugingo is leaving Dentons to pursue other interests, it emerges that he is joining the Africa team of Simmons & Simmons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-takes-on-africa-strategist-from-dentons-95009560/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:11Osler tops Canadian financings table<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/osler-tops-canadian-financings-table-76419648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tor1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Canadian corporate lawyers worked on 124 debt and equity financings in Q3, a 'surprisingly robust third quarter' according to The Financial Post which put together the listings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/osler-tops-canadian-financings-table-76419648/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Top showbiz lawyers leave O'Melveny for Latham<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-showbiz-lawyers-leave-omelveny-for-latham-37355982/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hol11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A team of six entertainment lawyers, including two dealmakers, are leaving O'Melveny & Myers for Latham & Watkins.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-showbiz-lawyers-leave-omelveny-for-latham-37355982/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Firms can lose $800k when partners leave<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/firms-can-lose-$800k-when-partners-leave-88064661/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Doo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The cost of losing an experienced lawyer has been estimated at between US$400,000 and $800,000 in a new report, 'Assessing Lawyer Traits & Finding a Fit for Success'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/firms-can-lose-$800k-when-partners-leave-88064661/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Klan lead prosecutor dies at age 92<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/klan-lead-prosecutor-dies-at-age-92-92309019/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mis11.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Doar, head of the US Justice Department's civil rights division in the 1960s, and well-known for a case against a Ku Klux Klan leader, has died at age 92.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/klan-lead-prosecutor-dies-at-age-92-92309019/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:11UK SME firms worried by debt<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-sme-firms-worried-by-debt-65919915/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/BRi13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Even though SME law firms in the UK are recording growth for the third year running, 'increasing levels of debt are a worry', according to result from accountants HW Fisher & Company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-sme-firms-worried-by-debt-65919915/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Drone law firms proliferate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/drone-law-firms-proliferate-91797807/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dro1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hunton & Williams LLP has become the latest law firm to open a specialist team to advise on unmanned aircrafts to the private and public sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/drone-law-firms-proliferate-91797807/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Demystifying international arbitration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/demystifying-international-arbitration-66958463/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dub11.jpg' border='0'/></a>For many in-house lawyers, government officials and company managers, international arbitration can be mystifying, says Joe Tirado and Alejandro I Garcia of Winston & Strawn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/demystifying-international-arbitration-66958463/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:11CMS Cameron kits out lawyers with Microsoft tablets<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cms-cameron-kits-out-lawyers-with-microsoft-tablets-41605717/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sur12.jpg' border='0'/></a>London fee-earners in CMS Cameron McKenna are to be equipped with Microsoft tablets after the practice bought a batch lot of 1,000 devices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cms-cameron-kits-out-lawyers-with-microsoft-tablets-41605717/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:11Japanese and Indian lawyers collaborate as trade rises<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/japanese-and-indian-lawyers-collaborate-as-trade-rises-86167150/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fuj1.jpg' border='0'/></a>With Japanese business inquiries into India nearly at double their 2013 level, lawyers in the two countries are collaborating in the expectation of working on future deals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/japanese-and-indian-lawyers-collaborate-as-trade-rises-86167150/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Record pace set in small law firm mergers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-pace-set-in-small-law-firm-mergers-45927745/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mer11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Smaller firms are increasingly the instigators of mergers rather than simply being swallowed up in a desire for growth by larger players, according to a New Jersey search specialist.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-pace-set-in-small-law-firm-mergers-45927745/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11A&O predicts rise of private lending market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-predicts-rise-of-private-lending-market-39637941/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Len1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy has commissioned research which supports the conclusion that Europe is poised to develop a private sector lending market as an alternative to bank finance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-predicts-rise-of-private-lending-market-39637941/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Plaintiff lawyers put on alert by RICO settlement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/plaintiff-lawyers-put-on-alert-by-rico-settlement-5996708/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Asb1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US$7.3m legal settlement in favour of a company sued over asbestos has demonstrated how the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act can be used on lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/plaintiff-lawyers-put-on-alert-by-rico-settlement-5996708/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Dentons loses top Africa strategist<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-loses-top-africa-strategist-28744124/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Kam1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Bugingo, the Uganda-born infrastructure specialist who was the relationship chair of the firm's Africa Steering Committee, is leaving the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-loses-top-africa-strategist-28744124/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:11Summer law school cohort described as less able<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/summer-law-school-cohort-described-as-less-able-10970526/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Exa1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners has described the students who sat the July Multistate Bar Exam as being 'less able' than those who sat it in 2013.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/summer-law-school-cohort-described-as-less-able-10970526/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11London firms move to industrialise the law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-firms-move-to-industrialise-the-law-61836602/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Inn1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms in the City of London have undergone a quiet revolution in the last few years - with appropriate resourcing at the right level of lawyer a common theme.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-firms-move-to-industrialise-the-law-61836602/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Accountants make advice inroads with corporates, says GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/accountants-make-advice-inroads-with-corporates-says-gc-90093813/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Acc11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Big Four accountancy firms are 'eating the law firms' lunch' in terms of their relationships with in-house lawyers, according to the former head of Reed Smith, now GC and PNC.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/accountants-make-advice-inroads-with-corporates-says-gc-90093813/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11Florida airport GC resigns as Bar probe begins<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/florida-airport-gc-resigns-as-bar-probe-begins-69574732/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tampa1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ginger Rechel, GC at Tampa International Airport, has stood down amid reports that she is under investigation for breach of the state's open government laws.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/florida-airport-gc-resigns-as-bar-probe-begins-69574732/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11Fish & Richardson tops patent litigation table<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fish--richardson-tops-patent-litigation-table-92885218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pat11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The annual Corporate Counsel survey of patent litigators has put Fish & Richardson at the top again - handling nearly twice as many patent cases as any other firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fish--richardson-tops-patent-litigation-table-92885218/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Around the House<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-89181905/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sil11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the worldhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-89181905/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11Dentons boost Casablanca office with UGGC recruits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-boost-casablanca-office-with-uggc-recruits-93330837/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cas1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has just appointed the two lawyers from French firm UGGC - Patrick Larrive and Christophe Simmonet - who will run its Casablanca office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-boost-casablanca-office-with-uggc-recruits-93330837/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11NY firm hit by sex, power and defamation accusations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-firm-hit-by-sex-power-and-defamation-accusations-48834415/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Emp12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Napoli, the convalescing co-founder of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, is fighting two battles from his sick bed - a defamation case from a former employee and lover and a case over the running of the firm with a fellow partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-firm-hit-by-sex-power-and-defamation-accusations-48834415/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11Oil spill judge accuses lawyers of lying over BP claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/oil-spill-judge-accuses-lawyers-of-lying-over-bp-claims-77652524/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gulf11.jpg' border='0'/></a>US District Judge Carl Barbier has accused three lawyers of lying - one, Lionel Sutton III who worked inside a claim-handling centre and two from outside.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/oil-spill-judge-accuses-lawyers-of-lying-over-bp-claims-77652524/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11Quindell shares fall after director transactions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quindell-shares-fall-after-director-transactions-19254719/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sha11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Quindell, the self-styled world's largest publicly listed law firm, saw its shares fall 20% yesterday after the market became concerned about share purchase deals by three directors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quindell-shares-fall-after-director-transactions-19254719/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11Lawyer sentenced for delivering Mafia death threat<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-sentenced-for-delivering-mafia-death-threat-99297272/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Nap1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Italian lawyer has been given a one-year suspended prison sentence for reading out a death threat in court to the author Roberto Saviano.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-sentenced-for-delivering-mafia-death-threat-99297272/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11Lawyers escape technology jobs threat<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-escape-technology-jobs-threat-52738312/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rob11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Even if technology is pushing down legal fees in some areas, lawyers in general are in the safest part of the jobs market, according to an analysis of the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-escape-technology-jobs-threat-52738312/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11Modelling predictor introduced by PI law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/modelling-predictor-introduced-by-pi-law-firm-88667904/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Case1.jpg' border='0'/></a>London-based personal injury specialist Hodge Jones & Allen has developed a bespoke outcome predictor for its litigation cases with an academic at University College London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/modelling-predictor-introduced-by-pi-law-firm-88667904/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11Texas firm promises to hold back on legal threats<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/texas-firm-promises-to-hold-back-on-legal-threats-38261713/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tex1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Farney Daniels has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that it will stop threatening law suits to small businesses when it has no intention of initiating them.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/texas-firm-promises-to-hold-back-on-legal-threats-38261713/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11US law firms line up to sue Tesco<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-line-up-to-sue-tesco-72991707/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tes1.jpg' border='0'/></a>At least five US law firms are considering launching class actions against the supermarket chain after accounting irregularities were exposed in September.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-line-up-to-sue-tesco-72991707/Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:11Former Hogan Lovells partner nominated as Attorney General<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-hogan-lovells-partner-nominated-as-attorney-general-24854916/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oba11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's nominee for the role of Attorney General, was a partner for nine years in Hogan & Hartson, a predecessor firm of Hogan Lovells.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-hogan-lovells-partner-nominated-as-attorney-general-24854916/Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:11Allens closes down in Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/allens-closes-down-in-hong-kong-10760200/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HK13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Big Six Australia firm is shutting its office in Hong Kong but will still have access to the area through its joint venture with Linklaters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/allens-closes-down-in-hong-kong-10760200/Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:11Free case result publishing service offered to US lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/free-case-result-publishing-service-offered-to-us-lawyers-76683642/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Court11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Online Legal Marketing is launching a tool that 'gives lawyers, law firms and legal marketers the ability to self-publish settlements, verdicts and judgments'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/free-case-result-publishing-service-offered-to-us-lawyers-76683642/Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:11Orrick sued in Ivory Coast over new office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/orrick-sued-in-ivory-coast-over-new-office-43192709/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Abidjan1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Ivory Coast Bar Association has followed through on its threats against international US law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and begun legal proceedings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/orrick-sued-in-ivory-coast-over-new-office-43192709/Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:11Judge confirms criminal case against former Dewey bosses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/judge-confirms-criminal-case-against-former-dewey-bosses-39208178/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/NY14.jpg' border='0'/></a>A New York judge has dismissed charges of falsifying business records against former leaders at the bankrupt firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf but the cases against them proceed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/judge-confirms-criminal-case-against-former-dewey-bosses-39208178/Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:11Philippine patent agents make agreement to beat foreign rivals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/philippine-patent-agents-make-agreement-to-beat-foreign-rivals-23088278/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Makati11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Philippine patents trade association has made an agreement with a technical institute which they believe will increase the number of professional local patent filings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/philippine-patent-agents-make-agreement-to-beat-foreign-rivals-23088278/Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:11Universities criticised for offering too many law places<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/universities-criticised-for-offering-too-many-law-places-16877042/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Auckland11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Universities have been partly behind 'a huge expansion of LLB graduates' and growth 'at a hideous rate', according to the director of Legal Best Practice at the New Zealand Law Society.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/universities-criticised-for-offering-too-many-law-places-16877042/Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:11Billionaire moves to stop lawyer leaving the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/billionaire-moves-to-stop-lawyer-leaving-the-us-8906480/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bue1.jpg' border='0'/></a>NML Capital, the hedge fund run by billionaire Paul Singer, has sought an emergency order to stop Argentine lawyer and former World Bank director Cesar Guido Forcieri from leaving the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/billionaire-moves-to-stop-lawyer-leaving-the-us-8906480/Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:11Top African firm merges in Namibia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-african-firm-merges-in-namibia-18600275/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Nam1.jpg' border='0'/></a>ENSafrica, one of Africa's largest law firms, has just merged with the 11-patner Lorentz Angula in Namibia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-african-firm-merges-in-namibia-18600275/Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:11Bogus law firm alerts up by 20 pc<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bogus-law-firm-alerts-up-by-20-pc-79482770/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bog1.jpg' border='0'/></a>There were 454 reports of bogus law firms made in the eight months to the end of August to the English and Welsh regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bogus-law-firm-alerts-up-by-20-pc-79482770/Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:11UK government spies routinely listen in to lawyer-client communications<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-government-spies-routinely-listen-in-to-lawyer-client-communications-62615944/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Spy11.jpg' border='0'/></a>MI5 and other UK government spies have been breaching client confidentiality rules and intercepting lawyer-client communications for years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-government-spies-routinely-listen-in-to-lawyer-client-communications-62615944/Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:11Linklaters sets up second Asian disputes hub in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-sets-up-second-asian-disputes-hub-in-singapore-24045943/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sing1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters is relocating Hong Kong disputes partner Jelita Pandjaitan to start a litigation and arbitration practice in Singapore.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-sets-up-second-asian-disputes-hub-in-singapore-24045943/Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:11Jones Day hires clerks from US Supreme Court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-hires-clerks-from-us-supreme-court-25451106/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sup1.jpg' border='0'/></a>For the third year running, Jones Day has hired at least six former clerks from the US Supreme Court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-hires-clerks-from-us-supreme-court-25451106/Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:11UK's top law firm ABS buys private wealth practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uks-top-law-firm-abs-buys-private-wealth-practice-35997100/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/May1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Top 25 UK law firm Irwin Mitchell is making its sixth purchase since becoming an ABS (Alternative Business Structure) two years ago by acquiring Berkeley Law in London's Mayfair.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uks-top-law-firm-abs-buys-private-wealth-practice-35997100/Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:11Ius Laboris reaches 46 countries by Venezuela growth<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ius-laboris-reaches-46-countries-by-venezuela-growth-91269609/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Car11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ius Laboris, the largest global network of human resources law firms, has recruited D'Empaire Reyna Abogados to its membership in Venezuela.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ius-laboris-reaches-46-countries-by-venezuela-growth-91269609/Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:11Emissions challenges likely to be ineffective<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/emissions-challenges-likely-to-be-ineffective-67924601/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gre1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Attempts to curb greenhouse gases by legal challenge have had little result in the US and are unlikely to produce much over the next few years, according to academic research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/emissions-challenges-likely-to-be-ineffective-67924601/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:11Akin Gump donates US$1.67m to US political parties<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-gump-donates-us$167m-to-us-political-parties-97004472/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Abr1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Akin Gump, one of the leading lobbying firms, has topped the law firm contributions lists, donating to both Republicans and Democrats this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-gump-donates-us$167m-to-us-political-parties-97004472/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:11Lawyers hit back at golfer over US$3m suit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-hit-back-at-golfer-over-us$3m-suit-89290906/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gol1.jpg' border='0'/></a>PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson has been accused of maligning two lawyers whose firm he sued last month for US$3m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-hit-back-at-golfer-over-us$3m-suit-89290906/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:11PwC tax advice under spotlight after Luxembourg leaks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-tax-advice-under-spotlight-after-luxembourg-leaks-97190564/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lux12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leaks relating to tax arrangements for 340 multinationals, many of them tax clients of PwC, have produced angry responses from the Big Four accountancy giant.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-tax-advice-under-spotlight-after-luxembourg-leaks-97190564/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:11Hong Kong lawyers explore virtual offices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-lawyers-explore-virtual-offices-96023459/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hon13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 9,000 lawyers who are members of the Hong Kong Law Society may be given permission to work on-line rather than from physical offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-lawyers-explore-virtual-offices-96023459/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:11Wilkie Farr opens 9th office in Houston<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/wilkie-farr-opens-9th-office-in-houston-20791698/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Houston11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 600-lawyer international New York-based firm Wilkie Farr & Gallagher is to serve 'a substantial client base in Texas' and other clients from a new office in Houston.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/wilkie-farr-opens-9th-office-in-houston-20791698/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:11Goldman Sachs bucks trend on legal costs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/goldman-sachs-bucks-trend-on-legal-costs-47964665/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gold11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The New York-based investment bank has cut back on its banking provisions, in marked contrast with several other leading US and UK banking groups.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/goldman-sachs-bucks-trend-on-legal-costs-47964665/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:11Microsoft GC seeks talks over privacy invasions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-gc-seeks-talks-over-privacy-invasions-19675023/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sur11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Brad Smith, GC at Microsoft, says a new balance is needed to stop the 'arms war' between governments engaged in surveillance and users demanding greater privacy tools.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-gc-seeks-talks-over-privacy-invasions-19675023/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:11Settlement expected with UK regulator for six banks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/settlement-expected-with-uk-regulator-for-six-banks-60604180/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/F.jpg' border='0'/></a>JP Morgan, which has just increased its legal provisions by US$1.1b, is one of six banks which expect to settle forex allegations with the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the next few weeks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/settlement-expected-with-uk-regulator-for-six-banks-60604180/Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:11Baker & McKenzie ups quest for global business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mckenzie-ups-quest-for-global-business-62217305/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Eur11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The world's largest law firm is to change its remuneration system to encourage more referrals work around its 77 offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mckenzie-ups-quest-for-global-business-62217305/Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:11Litigation lawyers have best prospects in US market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-lawyers-have-best-prospects-in-us-market-22387029/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/C.jpg' border='0'/></a>Over the next two years, litigation specialists have the best prospects of lawyers who are looking for a new job, according to recruitment consultants Robert Half.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-lawyers-have-best-prospects-in-us-market-22387029/Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:11